But, this post is about A Time to Stitch 7. This challenge was created by Therese and Christine and we're now up to the 7th round. This time the theme is bead embroidery. I love bead embroidery because it takes me back to my fiber days when I was making wearables and wall hangings. And, I love it because I love anything that takes a needle and thread through fabric! Here is what I created.
I had wanted to work with black, white, grey and yellow for a summer project and I just happened to have a grey square Lunasoft cabochon. I wasn't sure of the shape I wanted the pendant to be so I just cut the backing a little larger than I needed and bezeled the cab. I had pulled the square link out of my stash and knew I wanted to use it for an open space to have fringe pouring out. So, once I glued that in place I then had my shape. The grey Lunasoft really didn't look that great once it was bezeled. It kind of reminded me of the old small TV screens of the '50s. I've just revealed how old I am!!! So, I decided to glue another square link to the center of it. Instant love!! I made the fringe out of size 11 seed beads and clear AB glass rings. I love glass rings for bead embroidery and usually find some where to use them in a piece. Making a loopy fringe out of them was something I found in one of Robin Atkins' books. Once it was finished it needed a bail. I decided to use Delicas to make a warped square and attach it to the top of the pendant. I really like the way the bail turned out. I hung it from a silk covered cord necklace. Here are a couple of detail photos.
Bail attached to the back of the pendant with a size 8 and 15 seed bead.
I want to thank Therese and Christine for all the work they do to get this challenge going. Please visit the other artists who are participating, too. I'm sure you'll be inspired by the beautiful work they've done. Here is the list of participants.
1. Therese (Host)
2. Christine (Host)
5. Lori F
8. Karin G.
28. Karen W.
Thank you all for visiting with me. Have a wonderful day!